Passive Case Witnessing Problem

It’s a case of a 6 year old girl who consulted me on 18/12/08.

The very first peculiar thing we observe about the child is …she enters the consulting room holding mothers hand tightly.

M: She has made a drawing for you.

(Child’s sibling is also our patient. Every time when this child used to accompany her sister, she would draw and now also she has got the following drawings. This itself shows us the child’s intense connection with her subconscious through this form of art.)

M: She does not have any health problem as such but I wanted to start treatment for her overall development.

PASSIVE CASE WITNESSING PROCESS

D:        Tell me what’s happening to you..? Can I send your mother out?

P: No.

OBSERVATION: Clings tightly to her mother.

D:        Okay, tell me what’s your name?

P: OBSERVATION: Sitting in mothers lap with her hands around mother’s neck. N……P……

D:        Tell me more about you?

P: PAUSE

OBSERVATION: Smiles and clings more to the mother.

D:        Tell me what are your interest and hobbies? What you like to do?

P: I like to swim, like to draw, I like running…playing.

D:        Wow! What else?

P: I like to play on the computer, like to watch TV.

OBSERVATION: Now she removes her hand from the mother’s neck and sits leaning on the table, yet she is in her mothers lap.

D:        What else you like to do?

P: Like to go to school.

D:        Very nice, very nice you are talking?

M: You sit on the chair and talk to the doctor.

P: OBSERVATION; child sits on a chair next to the mother but still holding her arm.

As the mother starts to leave the room, the child jumps off the chair, starts crying and goes and hugs the mother, and goes out with her.)

(The mother comes in with her after some time but now the child sits on the chair and mother on the sofa behind her.)

D:        OK, so tell me what else you like to do?

P: I’ll like to play – go on a slide. Like to read books.

D:        Very nice. You are speaking so well. What else you like to do?

P: Like to dance… then I like to play, then I do homework.

OBSERVATION: Looks behind towards the  mother.

ACTIVE CASE WITNESSING PROCESS

D:        And what are you scared of?

P: Scared of lions, tigers…

D:        What else?

P: Bhoot.

The mother had some work and she had to go out of the room. Immediately the child said no.

D:        You are speaking so well. Just talk with me and your mother will come in 2 minutes.

P: No…no…(OBSERVATION: She gets up and clings to mother and starts crying)

D:        OK you don’t talk, but can you draw till your mom comes back?

(She sits on the chair and starts drawing.)

(Since she was not ready to communicate even after so much of encouragement and the fact that at the beginning she had brought drawings, we ask her to draw.)

OBSERVATION: She covers the paper with the hand and also draws at one lower section of the page.)

D:        Wow! What is this?

P: This is my sister & me, & this is my father and my brother.

D:        And what is this?

P: A heart.

ACTIVE – ACTIVE CASE WITNESSING PROCESS…

D:        What is this heart doing here?

P: I love heart so I drew it.

D:        Earlier also you drew hearts. What about this heart you love?

P: I love heart like that only.

D:        Heart with arrows what does this mean?

P: Looking into the drawing. (PAUSE)

D:        What are you all doing?

P: We all are looking at the heart and thinking what is it.

D:        What does the heart mean?

P: I don’t know.

D:        You like drawing heart huh. When do you draw it?

P: In school. In my drawing class. I draw heart and stars and one day I drew heart and star in the Christmas tree.

D:        In this drawing who is having the flower? (We spotted a flower in the drawing she had made.)

P: My sister- she is just holding it.

D:        She is going to give it to someone or what?

P: Me.

D:        And heart will go to whom.

P: To my brother and father.

D:        Why?

P: Like that only.

D:        Like that only. OK… Would you like to draw something more for me?

D:        Wow! What is this?

P: A drawing.

D:        Of what?

P: Drawing of a garden. This is me and my brother.

D:        What are you both doing here?

P: We have come here to play.

D:        What are you playing?

P: Running and catching.

D:        What is this?

P: Flowers.

D:        Which flower are they?

P: This is flower, this rose and…this …this is pink flower.

D:        Draw one more thing for me?

P: OBSERVATION:  She draws human figures and then joins all of them together.

D:        Wow! What is this? I don’t know what it is.

P: My family.

D:        What’s your family doing here?

P: Ring-a-ring-a-roses.

D:        Ring-a-ring-a-roses. What’s that?

P: I don’t know.

D:        Whom you like the most in your family?

P: My mom.

D:        What about mom you like the most.

P: (PAUSE)

D:        You like or your sister likes?

P: I like more.

D:        What else?

P: (PAUSE)

ACTIVE – ACTIVE IN DIFFERENT AREA – FEAR

D:        What are you scared the most.

P: Lion and tiger.

D:        What about them scares you the most?

P: Because lion crawls and eat us.

D:        What else do they do.

P: Smiles.

D:        You said previously that you are also scared of ghost. What about them scares you?

P: (PAUSE) … I saw the movie called Road side Romeo. (This is a bollywood movie)

(Here when we ask her about fears, she herself goes to the area of movies, so we become active- active to explore this area.)

ACTIVE – ACTIVE IN DIFFERENT AREA -MOVIES

D:        What is there in that movie?

P: There’s a dog, many dogs but 1 dog’s name is Romeo.

D:        Go on?

P: There is a girl called Leila and she loved…. and that dog he loved Leila..

D:        I don’t know what they do? Love means what?

P: I don’t know.

D:        What about the movie do you like the most?

P: I like Leila.

D:        What about Leila you like?

P: (PAUSE)

OBSERVATION: leans on the table and hides mouth behind both palms.

D:        Which other movies you like?

P: Romeo & Jaane tu… (It’s a Bollywood romantic movie.)

D:        And what is there in that movie Jaane tu…?

P: I forget.

D:        Anything else about you.

P: Nods no.

D:        So you like all movies with love/

P: Nods Yes.

D:        What about it you like?

P: I don’t know… because nice things happen.

D:        What?

P: Like they don’t shout, they don’t hit and all.

D:        Anything else.

P: No.

Child goes out and comes back with another drawing along with the mother.

MOTHER’S OBSERVATION OF THE CHILD

She is very affectionate child.  She will go and give big hugs even to strangers. She is very fond of her younger brother and she will make him understand things by saying you can win this or that and she lets him win. Actually she is friendly with anybody and everybody.

END OF THE CASE

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UNDERSTANDING OF THE CASE

OU OF PLACE/ OUT OF ORDER

Passive case witnessing process

Verbally the child didn’t speak anything peculiar but our observations regarding the child were very peculiar…

• Her clinging.
• Sitting in the mother’s lap.
• Holding mother tightly.
• Holding her hand while talking.
• Hugging the mother.

Active case witnessing process

• Clings to mother as she tries to go out of the room.
• Covering the paper with hand while drawing.
• A heart.

Active-Active case witnessing process

• I love heart .
• I drew heart and star in the Christmas tree.
• Drawing of a garden
• Flowers.
• Draws human figures and then joins all of them together.
• Too much family attachment.
• Ring-a-ring-a-roses.
• That dog he loved Laila Leila
• Like they don’t shout, they don’t hit and all.

WHAT IS THE FOCUS/CENTRE/ESSENCE OF THE CASE

• Love, attachment and togetherness.
• Love for heart.

This is very evident from her body language and all her drawings. Also this further gets confirmed from the mother’s observation of the child.

WHICH KINGDOM?

• Pure sensitivity seen.
• Drawings of garden, flowers.

This clearly points to the PLANT KINGDOM.

WHICH FAMILY?

This tremendous attachment to the mother, togetherness of the family, hugging and clinginess, love for hearts is very suggestive of the MALVALES family.

WHICH MIASM?

We observed that whenever she draws she covers the paper with her hand. This gives a hint of the SYCOTIC MIASM.

WHICH REMEDY?

The remedy from the Malvales family with Sycotic miasm running in the centre is TILIA EUROPA. BUT in the case we observed that along with the general theme of the Malvales family, the child’s focus was “Heart”. So when a further inquisitive search was made keeping focus on the “Heart” interestingly we found out a remedy TILIA CORDATA which also belongs to the same family where the leaves of the tree are heart shaped.
Thus the remedy given was TILIA CORDATA.

WHICH POTENCY?

At the end of Passive case witnessing process, verbally the child seemed to be at the ‘Name and Fact’ level but the peculiar body language which we didn’t understand initially and which got connected later on with the whole phenomenon, represented the child’s complete altered energy pattern. Thus the child (non-verbally) vibrated at the Delusion level. Therefore the potency given was 1M, single dose.

A follow up drawing

END OF THE CASE

HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT OF ECZEMA



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information about skin eczema and its homeopathy treatment

What is eczema?

The term ‘eczema’ is used for a group of conditions that show a similar pattern of changes in the skin, giving rise to specific changes on the surface. The word itself comes from the Greek and means ‘to boil or flow out’ – anyone who has had acute eczema will understand how appropriate this is.

In acute eczema, intense inflammation leads to the formation of  little blisters (vesicles) in the skin, which soon burst or are scratched open, leading to weeping and the ‘flowing out’ of fluid. Even if there are no vesicles, a section of skin affected by eczema looked at under microscope shows fluid between the skin cells, tending to push them apart. This produces an appearance reminiscent of a sponge- hence the term ‘spongiosis’ that is used by doctors. All the different conditions called eczema would be expected to show this spongiosis, together with some degree of inflammation around some superficial blood vessels, which are dilated, producing the hot, red feeling and appearance.

Clinical features of eczema

Acute eczema

  • Weeping and crusting
  • Blistering-usually with vesicles but, in fierce cases, with large blisters
  • Redness, papules and swelling- usually with an ill,-defined border
  • Scaling

Chronic eczema

  • Less vesicular and exudative
  • More scaly, pigmented and thickened
  • More likely to show lichenification- a dry leathery thickened state, with increased skin markings, secondary to repeated scratching or rubbing; and
  • More likely to fissure

Causes of eczema

  • House dust mites
  • Animal dander
  • Mould
  • Certain foods (e.g., milk, nuts)
  • Pollen
  • Certain fabrics
  • Soaps, cosmetics, perfumes
  • Detergents and other cleaning fluids
  • Water
  • Some people report that emotional stress can also make their eczema symptoms flare up.

Myths about eczema

  • Frequent bathing of the affected areas is helpful and soothing – frequent bathing and long, hot showers should be avoided: moisturizing preparation instead of soaps should be used and moisturizers also applied liberally after bathing should be helpful.
  • Eczema is contagious – eczema is not contagious, and one can’t acquire the condition by coming in to contact with eczema suffers or their belongings.
  • Only children get eczema – although it is common in children. The condition is often seen later in life.

Homeopathic treatment of eczema

The core wisdom of the body is to push illness from a more vital to less important tissue. Thus, though eczema is a completely curable condition, this often requires professional, constitutional prescribing. Simultaneously clearing up associated allergies or overall immune weakness, If eczema co-exists or alternates with asthma or hay fever, merely treating the skin will not resolve the whole syndrome, Nonetheless, the remedies listed here can give considerable relief, and in fact are the ones most commonly used to cure eczema on the deepest level. Sulphur is often indicated if there has been suppression by various ointments. Sulphur and other remedies can also cause skin “aggravations”- the condition gets worst first as part of the cure. Calendula is the best and usually only medicine that should be used to soothe itchy, chaffed or broken skin.

Following remedies are important in the path of homeopathic treatment of eczema

Arsenicum

  • Intense itching. Turns to burning when scratches till raw; when burning stops, itching returns. Skin dry as paper. Flaking. Pussy. Small vesicles.
  • Eczema worst on uncovered parts or areas. Chilly, weakness. Sips cold water.
  • Restless. Anxious, worried about health, death, security, picky, miserly.
  • Worse: after midnight, cold air or bath, wet; better: hot bathing, warm room.

Graphites

  • Red itching pimples; oozing of honey like liquid, which crusts over.
  • Infects and scars easily, heals slowly. Overweight, sweaty, constipated.
  • Scalp. Hairline, behind ears, genitals, back of hands, palms, skin folds.
  • Thickened skin. Deep cracks in fingers, heels, etc. nails thick. Grooved.
  • Worse: night, menses, heat (though chilly). Better: cold application.

Mezerium

  • Violent itching; smarting, crawling, but parts feels cold, as if cool breeze.
  • Acrid oozing, forms hard, thick crusts with pus under them or white scabs, matting the hair. Intense burning after scratching. Eczema after vaccines.
  • Scalp, margins of hair, face, lids, eyebrows, hands and feet, cracked lips.
  • Worse: night, heat of bed or bath, drafts, damp, touch. Better: open air.

Nat Mur

  • Small itchy blisters with corrosive fluid; skin becomes red, raw, inflamed.
  • Margins of hair; bends of joints, behind ears. Dry flaky crusts form after.
  • Craves salt, thirsty. Greasy, oily hair. Dry skin in general. Underweight.
  • Eczema from suppressed emotion, inner grief. Avoids consolation, fuss.
  • Worse: warmth, salt, seashore, And menses, better: cool weather or bathing.

Petroleum

  • Red, raw, moist surface: burning and itching: oozing after scratching.
  • Deep cracks in folds, fingers. Bleed easily, become infected. Ulcerations.
  • Eruption of the palms, fingerprints, bends of joints, behind ears, genitals.
  • Itching, scratches until it bleed; the part becomes cold after scratching.
  • Worse: winter, cold air, moving vehicles, night. Better: warm air, dryness.

Sulphur

  • Moist, weeping eruptions, foul odor. Intensely itchy; scratches till it bleeds, causing burning. Skin bleeds easily. Dry, scaly, cracked areas.
  • Unhealthy skin, pimples, easily infected. Burning hot feet at night.
  • Hair margins, face, areas of perspiration, feet, bends of elbows, knee.
  • Intellectual dreamer. Lethargic, unmotivated. Tired and always hungry
  • Worse: night, warmth of bed, heat, bathing, wool. Better: dry, cool bathing.

Reference

  1. Tim Mitchell, Alison Hepplewhite; Eczema 2005; 7.
  2. Richard P. j. b. Weller, J. A. A. Hunter, Mark V. Dahl; Clinical Dermatology 2008; 81.
  3. Rebecca Fox-Spencer, Tim Mitchell; Eczema 2006; 24.
  4. Asa Hershoff; Homeopathic Remedies; 152-153.

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Comments

  1. Larysa

    April 16, 2012

    What will be the best potencies to use in treating atopic eczema?

  2. Vasudevan

    May 7, 2012

    I have a dry cracked scaling skin all over my body, this is most prevalent on my legs and thighs and less scaling on the other parts of the body.

    However, I had taken sulphur medicine (liquid), which was very strong, it used to be so strong I also got sore throat. Inspite of that I continued taking the medicine unfortunately the dry started to aggravate and I became worried and stop the medicine. Since it got aggravated it never came back to the normal state. Can somebody help me become normal (atleast back to what I used to be).

    Hoping to get some help

    Thanks
    Vasudevan

  3. Dr. Syed Md. Ishaque

    October 7, 2012

    Eczyma is a challange for doctor’s. But my dear friends it should treat according symptomps obviously,I want expose some tips for human being- When any skin disease releaf by ext. application-we should try BOVISTA,One of the best remidy -RENUNCULUS B.Allah bless all.

  4. dure

    April 8, 2013

    my one year old has very dry ezcema and itchy aswell. I don’t know where to start someone said to give her sulfer in 30 potency for 3 days but what do you recommend. I m really worried for her and don’t like to use chemical things.

  5. Soundaravalli Ramanathan S.

    April 23, 2014

    I have black itchy skin in both the ankles spreading round the ankles. But no blood/water is secreted from the wound. There is no bad odour. Please enlighten me the reason for such a disease. I was having eczema in my childhood in my right foot and I was treated with the ointment Betnavate M.

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